English 12

Love of Jurassic Park

The Cult of ‘Jurassic Park’

I was interested in the content because of my love for movies and tv shows. The article talks of Jurassic Park, a movie that completely changed the game with the use of CGI and the signature Spielberg filming that’s shown throughout his many movies. The author praises Spielberg and the franchise, telling us he must be part of the vast cult that loves the movies. The author expresses praise by going into detail about what he loved about the movies by showing us that he cares about the attention to detail shown throughout the movies, being very descriptive throughout. He also expresses his love of the camera work used with the dinosaurs by expert cinematographers in the movies, specifically Spielberg, who directed the first movie, which most of us can agree is the best of the franchise. It’s insightful how he talks about the movies and tells us what he likes about it giving us an insight into his motivation to create this article, which is his love of the franchise. The connections I made while reading the article is sharing my love of movies, including Spielberg’s work and the Jurassic Park franchise with the author, the author conditions toward the enormous cult following who even after years continues to be big fans of the movie. He does this by giving us nostalgia reminding us why we love the movies by explaining why he loves the movies.

Interior paradox of modern popculture

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/a3556/klosterman1107/

I’m interested by how the author feels he has a obligation to read harry potter or watch the movies because they are such an important part of pop culture in our modern world. As the current generation grows up most of them pick up the book or watch the movies having heard of them, also feeling this obligation to be “in the know”. In the case of the author he refuses to watch the movies or read the books even though he knows he should to catch up to the modern pop culture, he has what he calls an “interior paradox” where he contradicts the obligation by simply deciding he doesn’t want to, even though he thinks it would benefit him. The author’s style of writing is very descriptive and insightful by giving his personal opinion on how pop culture (specifically Harry Potter) affects the world and the next generation as it’s so vastly known and praised. The article portrays a very biased opinion on his refusal to be “in the know” about Harry Potter by not engaging in either reading or watching the content of the series, yet it feels completely justified by the fact that he explains how pop culture shouldn’t be an obligation. The article explains how you shouldn’t have to watch specific movies or shows just because they’re depicted by the media as being some of the best of all time, even though in our case if we heard something was one of the best movies of all time we’d most likely watch it. This relates heavily to most of my generations lives as we feel the need to be “in the know” about all that is happening around us, mostly because the media suggests us to do so.

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